- 2022年03月04日 星期五 19:30
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The Magical North: Lan Shui and Wang Yangzi perform Russian Classics
Anatoly LYADOV: The Enchanted Lake, Op.62
Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33 (Adapted for Flugelhorn)
Sergei RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op.27
WANG Yangzi, viola
Lan SHUI, conductor
WANG Yangzi, viola
Wang Yangzi is a Singapore and American based violist. She has been with the China Philharmonic Orchestra since 2020.
She has performed at prestigious international venues such as the Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Cathedral Church of Saint John the Devine, Konzerthaus Berlin, Odeonsplatz Munich, Prague Smetana Hall, the Dresden Cathedral, Mannheim Concert Hall, Tokyo Opera House, Singapore Esplanade, the Petronas Philharmonic Hall in Malaysia and many more. She has performed with conductors such as Seiji Orzawa, Alan Gilbert, Lan Shui, John Williams, Larry Rachleff, and Geroge Manahan.
She has received critical acclaim for her diverse performances, from solo performances to repertoire and orchestra performances. In 2013, Wang Yangzi was invited as a soloist with the Sichuan Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, with which she successfully performed the Bartók Viola Concerto. In the same year, she performed the same piece at the Heifetz Festival in Virginia, USA, which was highly praised by the festival founder Mr. Heifetz. In her repertoire, she won first place in the Fuchs Chamber Music Competition for String Quartet in 2016, 2017, and 2018, and first place in the Ruth Widder String Quartet Competition in 2019, with an award-winning concert in New York. In orchestra performance, Wang Yangzi was the principal violist of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Symphony Orchestra in Singapore and the Manhattan School of Music for several times during her study abroad. She was frequently invited to rehearsals and performances with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the Malaysian Symphony Orchestra while she was still in school. In 2016, she was invited by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and participated in a month-long European tour with the orchestra with great success. During her study abroad in the United States, she also frequently performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, among others.
She has also been accepted to international music festivals such as Tanglewood Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Heifetz Music Institute, Seiji Ozawa Chamber Music Institute, and many others. During this time, she has worked with many internationally influential musicians: Nobuko Imai, Placido Domingo, Yo-Yo Ma, Wang Jian, Qin Liwei, Lang Lang, Lawrence Dutton, Cynthia Phelps, Thomas Ribal, Martha Strongin Katz, Heidi Castleman, Ralph Kirshbaum, Timothy Eddy, Mark Steinberg, Shanghai String Quartet, Juilliard String Quartet and many more.
Born into an artistic family, Wang Yangzi has studied violin since the age of two and a half and piano since the age of 5. She was admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music in 2007 and entered the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at the National University of Singapore in 2010, where she graduated with honors and a bachelor’s degree. From 2014 to 2018, she received a full scholarship to study at the Manhattan School of Music, where she earned a double master's degree in solo performance and orchestra. She then spent a year at the Manhattan School of Music Orchestra Performance Program, where she received her Performer's Diploma. Her principal teachers include Liu Mu, Wang Shaowu, Zhang Manqin, Pinchas Zukerman, Patty Kopec and Karen Dreyfus.
This concert features her debut as a soloist with the China Philharmonic Orchestra.
Lan SHUI, conductor
Lan Shui is renowned for his abilities as an orchestral builder and for his passion in commissioning, premiering and recording new works by leading composers from Asia and elsewhere on the international contemporary orchestral scene. Having recently assumed the position of Principal Guest Conductor of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, 2020/21 sees Shui continuing to guest conduct eminent orchestras in both Asia and Europe.
Lan Shui served as the Music Director of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra from 1997 to 2019, with American Record Review noting that Shui “turned a good regional orchestra into a world-class ensemble that plays its heart out at every concert”. Together they made several acclaimed tours to Europe, Asia and the United States and appeared for the first time at the BBC Proms in September 2014. As of January 2019, Shui has been appointed SSO’s Conductor Laureate. Lan Shui also held the position of Chief Conductor of the Copenhagen Phil from 2007 to 2015, currently serving as the orchestra’s Honorary Conductor.
As a guest conductor, Shui has worked with many orchestras worldwide. In the United States he has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and Baltimore and Detroit symphony orchestras. In Europe he has performed with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Gothenburg Symphony, Orchestre National de France and Orchestre National de Lille. In Asia he has conducted the Hong Kong, Malaysian and Japan Philharmonic orchestras and maintains a close relationship with the China Philharmonic and Shanghai Symphony.
Since 1998 Shui has recorded over 35 CDs with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for BIS - including the first ever complete cycle of Tcherepnin’s symphonies – and also works by Arnold and Hindemith with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra featuring soloists such as Dame Evelyn Glennie, Cho-Liang Lin and Gil Shaham. His albums have received twice Grammy nominations.
Lan Shui is the recipient of several international awards from the Beijing Arts Festival and the New York Tcherepnin Society, the 37th Besançon Conductors’ Competition in France and Boston University (Distinguished Alumni Award) as well as the Cultural Medallion - Singapore’s highest accolade in the arts.
Born in Hangzhou, China, Shui studied composition at the Shanghai Conservatory and graduated from The Beijing Central Conservatory. He continued his graduate studies at Boston University while at the same time working closely with Leonard Bernstein at the Tanglewood Music Festival. He has worked together with David Zinman as Conducting Affiliate of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, as Associate Conductor to Neeme Järvi at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and with Kurt Masur at the New York Philharmonic and Pierre Boulez at The Cleveland Orchestra.